a better way to hire

what we do

Nine to Five is a modern recruiting agency focused on streamlining their recruiting processes to improve their candidate quality, decrease the quantity, and ultimately save organizations time, money, and energy.

areas of expertise

recruitment strategy

salary benchmarking

reference checking

job description creation


executive recruiting

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a better way to hire

we are a boutique agency that relies on executive recruiting strategies to partner with growing companies to streamline their recruiting efforts.

Additionally, we help companies redefine their entry-level & internship recruiting. Recruiting teams spend countless hours sifting through resumes, traveling to career fairs, and spending wasted dollars on overly-expensive sourcing tools. We focus on bringing you the perfect candidates, not simply the most candidates. Our goal is simple - improve the quality, decrease the quantity, and ultimately save organizations time, money, and energy. Additionally, we work directly with candidates to improve their resume, interviewing, and job searching skills. This gives us a truly holistic view of the recruiting process, thus improving the journey for both the candidate and the company.

We help companies put top-performers in the right role at the right time, without sacrificing company culture.

case studies

Finding CHOMPians. Partnering with this healthy snack company as they grow their rapidly expanding team. Recruiting, reference checking, offer negotiations, and everything in between.


Helping this Chicago-based mortgage company find talent in new markets & bring in top quality interns. Additionally, introducing passive recruitment to help the organization win the war on talent.

United Home Loans
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A continued partnership with this well-established retail business solutions provider to aide in external recruitment. Targeting digital marketing, eCommerce, and graphic design talent.

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Finding talent for this high-growth startup launched via Kickstarter & the Kraft Heinz Incubator Program ready to disrupt the chip category. 


who we are

we are consultants, advisors, recruiters, strategists, headhunters, opportunity-brokers, focused on putting people first.

It all starts with hiring the right people. Nine to Five teams are driven to bring you the perfect candidate, instead of simply the most candidates. We believe this is done by eliminating costly sourcing tools that claim to bring you the best candidates at a quicker pace. Rather, we focus on quality over quantity. We are driven by targeting efficiency & effectiveness throughout the recruitment practices. For efficiency, we remove barriers and eliminate red tape in the recruitment process. For effectiveness, we have streamlined our process to be client-specific and consultative to put the right people in the right role at the right time, without sacrificing quality or company culture.


Kyle Kelly, Founder